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Wi I'loam Well, and Perform Faitiifilly 


,. a. F. Boardmas J. Hamilton Smith. 



Fruits, Trees, Plants, Etc., 



1 P'^rafP -, ;:-V 


Placer County, California. 





The Placer Argus Book and Job Print. 


. KEKBggMr'iarJiFgSJ 


Newcastle Early Apricot, 

(See Page 13.) 

W« rnoMtHR WILL, and Perform Faithfully. 
a. K Boauiiiajv, J. Hamilton Bxith. 


Fruits, Trees, Plants, Etc., 


A. F. Boardman & Co. 


Placer County, California. 



The Places Argus Power Book and Job Print. 
Railroad Street, Auburn. 


'E take pleasure in again presenting to our patrons, both 
past and prospective, our New Annual Catalogue and price 
list and trust we may receive a continuance of their favors 
by sending out such trees and plants as may meet their approval. 

The articles in the following list in this Catalogue will be fur- 
nished at the annexed prices only when the quantities specified are 
taken. These prices are intended for a reasonable assortment of 
varieties. When parties order a long list of only one or two trees 
or plants of a kind, for such bills we cannot allow them the price of 
50 or 100 rates. When parties order specific varieties we will follow 
their instructions so far as practicable. But as it often occurs that 
we have run out of certain varieties, or may not have of the age and 
size ordered, we reserve the right to substitute in such cases othor 
varieties equally good, unless positively instructed not to do's}. 
All orders should be made in a seperate list, and not mixed up with 
the body of the letter. Any error of ours in filling orders will be 
cheerfully rectified on receiving notice, provided such notice is 
given on receipt of goods. 

Terms of Piwment. 

Terms of payment: Cash, or satisfactory security, on delivery 
or shipment of goods. A deposit of 25%' is required at the time of 
ordering. Remittances can be made by draft, Wells Fargo & Co's. 
money order, postoffice money order, registered letter, or by ex- 
press ; charges prepaid. 


Auburn, Cal. 


Our great specialties are new fruits and nuts generally— (igs, 
olives, oranges, Japan fruits, and nuts, particularly the Prcepartu- 
riens walnut, a variety of the English, possessing many more points 
of merit to commend itself than any known nut-bearing tree. 


Correspondence is solicited, and we will cheerfully answer ques- 
tions as to soil, varieties, etc. 



■ my time iii tin.' winter when the soil is moist and will work 
up loose nml Bne; never plant trees or vines when the ground Is 
heavy and soggy, as ihc soil will bake and retard growth. 

looted the soil or plot, it should be well plowed in 
the full plow devii and well. If the soil is rich and new, no ma- 

nur iv ; but if it is not it willbi • my to make it so 

from the start, by giving a good application of well rotted stable 
manure, and work thoroughly Into the soil. We are aware that the 
i>l I eu-tom was to dig a hole for the tree and put the manure into 
this, but our experience has shown that the feeding roots soon get 
beyond this anil fail to receive as much benefit as they should. Sur- 
faee manure well worked into the soil furnishes the food iu the best 
iti"U for the largest number of feeding roots to reach and be 
Ited by it. 

Make out some time ahead a list of what you want. Get good 
varieties, and do Dot l"t a mistaken notion ol economy induce you 
lect poor varieties simply because they cost a few cents less on 
the tree. Good trees of good varieties cannot be raised for nothing, 
and it always pays to give a little more and get the best. Secure a 
selection that will give you fruit all the year round. This can be 
done if you are careful in seleting your varieties of fruit. There 
are so many claimants for the best, and such close competition 
among dealers, that il is almost impossible for nurserymen to agree 
as to the besl varieties of fruit. We of course have our opinion 
and freely give it. Then, again, what we might consider the bestin 
this section and iu one kind of soil, would not pass as among the 
host in another section on a different soil. Henee, in securing a 
variety it is best to have some knowledge of what has done the best 
in your immediate location, if possible. 

Jn setting out, take some pains to have the trees in as straight a 
line as possible. The best device to aid in doing this. work in the 
easiest way is to have a board six inches wide, one inch thick, and 
four feet long: cut a notch in the center, and equal distances from 
this; in each cud bore a good sized hole; have two pins that will 
lit these holes easily, reach into the ground deep enough to hold it 
steady. Mark off the places where the trees are to stand, put the 
notch exactly where the tree is to stand, fasten with one pin and 
turn the plank around out of the way ; dig the hole the proper 
depth and put in the tree; bring back the plank and fasten in the 
original holes; put the tree in the notch and you will have no mis- 
take or get the tree out of line. In setting out the trees do not set 
too deep. There is as much danger of smothering a tree by setting 
too deep as of injuring the roots by setting too shallow. Our plan 
is always to set in as deep as the tree stood in the nursery. If the 
roots arc in any way dry wet them thoroughly before setting out. 

In digging holes place the top soil on one side of the hole, and the 
subsoil on the opposite. The holes should be broader than the roots 
extend, but not much deeper. Commence filling in with the top 
soil, finely pulverized, at the same time observing that every root 
is placed in a natural position ; and by all means carefully guarding 
against the roots being tangled or matted. The finest and best 
earth should be carefully worked among the roots with fingers, fill 
every space, and bring every root in contact with it. Set the tree 
firm, but leave the surface-filling light and loose. In preparing the 
trees for planting cut off the bruised ends of the roots. The best 
dug tree loses many of the fibrous roots. Shorten the top to corre- 
spond. Don't fail to cut back severely when you transplant; don't 
forget that a half root caunot support a whole top. 

Never neglect pruning. Trees trained low, protecting their own 
trunks from the sun's rays, are less liable to break with the weight 
of the fruit, and the fruit is easier gathered. This business of prun- 
ing vigorously at the time of setting is generally a very ungrateful 
one to the planter, as it injures for a time the appearance of the tree 
to an un practiced eye. It should, however, be unhesitatingly per- 

Annual Catalogue and Price List 

ftwrsengj Stock. 
1889 90. 

all Pucie Bdbjbct to Change. 


luO.000 one iiikI two-year-old trees. 
Varieties market! (') are grown iu large quantities, 

Prices. 2 years, 5 to 6 feet 

Prices. 1 year, 3 to 5 feet ... 

Crab Apples, 4 to 5 feet , 


* Alexander 

Early Harvest 

lied .1 une 

:i: Red Astrachan 

* White Astrachan 


Fall Pippin 

Grimes' Golden 


* Gravenstein 



* Rhode Island Greening 

White Bellflower 

Smith Cider 


* Ben Davis 

* Baldwin 




A- F. BortrrZmaii §• Co. Auburn, Cal. 

Each. Per 100 Per 1000 


Sweet Bongk 


Rawles' Janet 



KingT. Co 

Tahnan Sweet 

Wagner . . 

Jersey 0. Pippin 



T o^T-fT-,, /Large, bright red; flesh solid. One of the best\ 
±jdW\ei ^ keepers and shippers. ) 

Wine Saps 

* Newtown Pippin 

Northern Spy 



* White Winter Pear main , 

* Yellow Bellnower 

Lady Apple 

Crab Apples. 


Red Siberian 

Yellow Siberian 



o0,000 one and two-year-old trees 

Prices, extra size, 5 to 7 feet.. 
" 2 years, 4 to 6 feet . 
" 1 year, 3 to 5 feet. 


* Bartlett , 

Beurre Giftard 





A. F- Boardman S- Co.. Auburn, Cnl. 

Each. IYr lot I'erlOOO 

Clapp'a Favorite 

Dearborn's Seedling 



Benrre Bosc 

Benrre d'Anjoa 

* Beurre < lairgeau 

* Beurre Hardy 

Le Count 

Duchesse d'Angouleme , 

Keiffer's Hybrid 

Fall Beauty 



Dana's Hbvey (winter seckel) 

Easter Beurre 

Glout Morceau 

Lawson , 

* P. Barry 

Vicar of Wakefield 

::: Winter Nelis 


10,000 trees. 

1 year, 4 to 5 feet 

tGrown on Black Mazard Stuck.) 
Hearts. Blgarrcaus, and Mimllos, 

* Black Tartarian 

* Early Purple G uigne 

Guv. Wood 

< i reat Bigarreau (Monstrueuse de Mezel) 

Late Napoleon 

Black Oregon 

Werdev's Early Black 




Jl. F Board man 8? Co., Auourrb, Cal. 

Each. Per 100 Per 1000 

Boles' Early Black 



Mayor French Cherry 

Early Black Bigarreau 

Bohemien Black .. 

Van Syke 

Nonvalle Royal 

Early Rivers 


Early Kirshe 

Early Lamaurina 

Yellow Spanish 

Centennial (each, 50cts; $5 per doz.)., 

A new California Cherry, seedlingof Royal Ann, larger than 
its parent; more nblate: bountifully marked, splashed 
with crimson on a yellow ground; a splendid keeper; de- 
sirable for shipping to Eastern or other distant markets, 

Knight's Early Black 


* Napoleon Bigarreau (Royal Ann) 

Schmidt's Bigarreau 

50 c 


'■ h'l in .\- I '.... . hthiirri 


;«.00o tree* 


1 year, 4 to 5 feet (on Myrobolon stock) 

1 year, 4 to "> feet (on Poach stock) 

Cherry Pin in 


* Coe's Golden Drop 

Cue's Lute Red 

Coe's Violet Golden Drop 

ported from France, said to have nil the precious quali 
tit's of i :oe'a (roldfu Drop, with a fine violet color. 

* Dunne's Purple.. 

( oven Gage 

Imperial Gage 

::: Kelsey's Japan 

'■'■ Peach Plum..... 

:j: RovaJ Hative 

25 c 

20 c 





A. F- Boardrroan Sf Co., Aiiburror Cal- 

Yellow Egg (White Magnum Bonum) . 

Washington Gage 



English Damson 

Reine Claudie D'Bary 


J a ckwor th 


Black Plum of Satsuma 

Van Buren's Golden Drop 


Bulgarian Prune 

* French Prune (Petite d'Agen) 

* Fellenberg (Italian Prune) , 

* German Prune 

* Hungarian Prune 

Robe de Sargent, "Pruneau d'Agen"... 

* Silver Prune 

* Tragedy Prune .. 

A new variety originated on the Sacramento river, a lartre. 
blue prune, very early, strong grower, and good bearer, val- 
uable for shipping and drying. 




Ogon (Japanese Plum) . 
Boton (Japanese Plum). 

25 e 




Freestone Varieties. 

100.000 trees. 

1 year, 3 to 6 feet 20c 81 

1 year, 3 to 4 feet 20c $15 

* Alexander 

Briggs' Red May 

* Hale's Early..'. 

* Crawford's Early 


Levy Late Cling Peach. 


A- F. Board-man §■ Co., Auburn, Gal. 

Each. Per 100 Per 100O 

* Foster , , 

Reeve's Favorite. 


Lacly Palmerston 


Stump of the World 

Old Mixon Free 


Hine's Surprise 

Gov. Garland 


Gaylord Peach 

Thissell's Free 

Keysport White 

Lady Ingold 



Saucer Peach 

Snow Peach 

* Crawford's Late 

* Salway 

* Susquehanna 

Picquet's Late 

Billyew's Late October 

Freestone peaches, that ripen in succession, which we recom- 
mend for family orchard and market purposes: Alexander 
Hale's Early, Foster, Crawford's Late, Reeve's Favorite 
Susquehanna, Picquet's Late, Salway. 

Clingstone Varieties. 

* California Cling..- , . 

* George's Late Cling 

Crawford Cling 

Chilli Cling 

Wheatland Cling- 

Twenty Ounce Cling 

McDevitt's Cling . ... . 

Persian Cling 

Lyon Cling 

.1 !■'. Bofirdnmii ft Co. duburn, Cal. 



Levy's Late Cling. 

An immense etaed cllDg of fir*t quality; yellow with rich 
crim.oti check. Ita line quality, color, mill lille ripcuinR 

will undoubtedly make it one of the most valuable market 
varicn isl tiefore BUlyeu'a October. 

Heath Cling 

Lemon Cling.... 

* Orange Cling. 

* Tuscan Cling. 


25.000 trees. 

1 year, 4 to 6 feet (on Peach stock) 


* Royal 

* Peach 


* Blenheim 

St. Ambroise 

Mc torpark 



Brigittas, "French" 

Myers' Early 

Mewcastle Early (Silva Seedling) 

The earliest of all apricots. Size, full medium, round; rich 

foldeu yellow; freestone, flavor rieli aud Bweet; tree a 
eavy bearer aud healthy ; a good shipper. 


1 year, 4 to 6 feet 

.* Boston 

Lord Napier 




* New White 


50c $20 












A. F Boardman §■ Co., Auburn, Cal. 


1 year, 3 to 4 feet 

* Orange 



* Portugal 


Muck's Prolific 

25 c 


1 year, 3 to 4 feet 

* Adriatic, white 

Black Ischia 

Brown Turkey 

* California Black, or Mission 

San Pedro 




20,000 trees on Peach and Almond stock. 

1 year, 3 to 5 feet 

Drake's Seedling 

Rice's Soft- shell, or Twin Almond . 

Harriett's Seedling 

* Golden State 




Ne Plus Ultra 

Paper Shell 



1 year, 2 to 3 feet . 
American Sweet.... 
Italian, or Spanish. 

25 c 






.1. F. Roardmnn $• Co., duburn. Cal- 




1 year, 2 to 3 feet 

Common English or Madeira Nut 26c $20 

Praeparturiens 50c sin 

Native Walnuts. 

American Black 2">c $20 

California black 25c $20 


1 year, 2 to 3 feet 50c $40 

Pecan Nuts. 
1 year, 4 to 5 feet 35c $25 

1 year, 4 to 5 feet 75c 



Sweet Water (Grape of Commerce). 

Black Hamburg 



* Flame Tokay 

* Muscat of Alexandria 

Purple Damascus 

Black Prince.. 


Mission. 1 year, 2 to 3 feet 

Picholine, 1 year, 2 to 3 feet 


Downing's Ever- bearing, 4 to 6 feet.... 

Persian, 4 to feet 

Russian, 4 to 6 feet 

50 c 
50 c 

50 c 








A. F. Boardman §• Co., Auburn, Cal- 

Black Morocco 

Eose of Peru 

Sultana (seedless) 





1 year 


Fay's Prolific 

White Dutch 



Downing , 

Houghton's Seedling 




Crown Bob 



Crandall's Early 

Wilson, Jr 

Early Harvest 

By far the earliest blackberry; medium size; color, jet blaek; 
fine flavor; desirable for home use or market; Immensely 



Wilson's Early , 



10 c 

5 c 
5 c 
5 c 




/•'. Boardman .•?■ Co.. Auburn. 




Per 100 

Per 1000 











The Barter Raspberry .- 


Tblsberry was produced, or fit least first cultivated, by ] 
\Vm Barter of Penryn, Placer County. Some yeans agt 
friend gave Mr. 1: two raspberry plants. One of them a 
aud be, bavii [the 1 i • iult plant to ben 

tlity, propagated it as rapidly as possible. 1 
has forthe lust ti\e years produced the largest crops of 
finest berries of any one In the whole community. It 
generally conceded to be ;i now « 'ariety and,by nil odds, 
[vation in this berry-growing* i 
trict out of more than fifty varieties Unit have boon tes 
here), it is a very large, red berry, often measuring oe 
ly or quite an inch in diameter; round, a little flatten 
trees easily from the stem: fine flavor, quite firm, and t 
ries well [t grows very large, strong canes; bears hei 
ami uniform crops. We do not hesitate to recommend it 
the very best raspberry we have ever seen. Priee. G ce 
eaeh. Si ver 100, ?-'J yer 1,000; Out plants at 100 rates; 51)0 
1,000 rutes. 













James Vick per dozen, 50n 

Captain -Jack " 

Downing " " 





Sharpless " " 

Trioiuphe de Gand " " 

Wilson's Albany " 


1? A. F. Boardman §■ Co., Auburn, Cal. 


The high altitude of California is peculiarly adapted to the culti- 
vation of the olive, and I think there are no localities more favora- 
ble for its culture than the foothill-?, at an altitude of from 700 to 
2,000 feet above the sea level. In fact it has been demonstrated to 
a certainty that our high foothill points are equal to the best in the 
world for olive culture. "We can with pleasure refer to Dr. Agard's 
fine olive orchard on our east, and also Dr. Clark's on our west. 
Both are on the highest elevation of our locality, and to see those 
thrifty and vigorous trees bending under their weight of olive ber- 
ries, without irrigation, is satisfactory evidence that our country is 
the home of the olive. 

As to varieties, we believe the Picolene is the best in every 
respect. It is more easily propagated, tree a rapid grower, bears 
very young, and is a constantand good bearer; ripens much earlier 
than the old Mission or Spanish olive. It is good for both oil and 
pickles. Berries aie not as large as some varieties, but make a rich 
oil of line quality. 

The old Mission or Spanish olive is good for both oil and pickles. 
Fruit larger than the Picolene. It is harder to propagate than some 
other varieties, but the tree is hardy and long-lived. 

There are some new kinds being introduced of late. We have a 
few of them, but have not seen them fruiten enough to judge of 
their merits. 

NEVADILLO— One of the finest olives for oil. Imported from 
Spain, producing the finest oil of commerce. Price 75 cents to 
$1 25. 

MANZANILLA — This is Qneen olive of Spain ; berries very large, 
fruit fine for pickling and oil. Among the olives of Southern 
Spain, especially around Serilla, the Mauzanilla is most highly 
prized for pickling. Price, 75 cents to SI 25. 

Each. Per IK) Per 1000 
Mission or Spanish, 5 to G feet $1.00 $75 

Mission, 3 years, 4 to 5 feet 75 50 

Mission, 2 years, 3 to 4 feet 40 35 $300 

Picolene, 3 to 4 feet 35 30 

Picolene, 2 to 3 feet 30 25 

Picolene, 18 to 24 inches 25 22 200 

Picolene, box plants, 12 to 18 inches 20 150 

These last can be cut out of the boxes so that each plant will have 

a ball or square of earth with it. 


Orange and lemon trees were very scarce and high last season. 
All of the nurseries were drained of all trees that would do to plant, 
out, consequently the California trees the coming season are small. 
We have a good stock on our grounds of one, two and three years 

/•'. I'nardmni' 'nhitrn. Cnl. 10 

ol 1, of tin' best varieties, and have also made arrangements to pro- 

oure Hue, large budded trees from Florida, all buddi l or the wild 

or sour sto k. which has prove I t" be much hardier and better in 

every respect as a stock, thau the sweet. Our experience the past 

ii with several thousand Florida trees grow a on our grounds 

■ . s that the change to our soil and climate Is, without doubt, 

i ror sale of the best known varieties of oranges and 

lemons as Follows : 

PARSON BROW N -Fruit medium size, oblong in shape, smooth 
high color, very sweet, ripens early, is sweet as soon as it begins 
to turn, grand bearer ; tree baa some thorns. 

HOMOSASSA- Fruit medium size, very heavy, skin quite thin and 
smooth, high color, rich and glossy in appearance, exceedingly 
line flavor; one of tbo best market oranges known, good keeper, 
always brings fancy prices: good bearer, tree thorny. 

PEERLESS— -Fruit large and round, smooth skin; one of the best 
market sons; tree a heavy and regular bearer and strong grower. 

HART'S TARDIF— A large round orange of good quality, its chief 
excellence consisting in its lateness. It does not ripen till May 
or June, and will hang on the tree in good eating condition till 
August; tree strong grower and good bearer. 

JAFFA— Imported from the city of Joppa, in Syria, a very fine me- 
dium Size orange of superior quality; tree neatly thornless. 

MANDARIN— A very tine small orange; always brings fancy, 
prices ; is called a kid glove varietv. 

TANGERINE— Much lik«) the Mandarin, only larger; leaf of tree 
is broader, and the fruit is dark red color; generally brings dou- 
1 le the price of other oranges. 

WASHINGTON NAVEL— The king of oranges; treo a good 
grower, with spreading, open top; fruit of uniformly large size, 
seedless and best quality ; a special shipper and always brings the 
highest price in market. 

MEDITERRANEAN SWEET— Tree dwarfish and compact, thick 
growing top, which is the greatest fault of this variety; fruit of 
good quality and hangs late on the tree. 

MALTA BLOOD— Tree dwarfish, but a heavy cropper; as name 
indicates, fruit is red pulped or streaked with red ; quality rich 
sub acid, of specially rich flavor; good keeper and always sells 
well in market. 

ST. MICHAEL— Tree Urge and thrifty ; fruit very sweet and thin 
rind. Although not a large orange, it contains as much meat in- 
side as many larger oranges; a general favorite. 

WOLFSK.ILL— A seedling grown from Tahiti seed; one of our best 
native oranges; tree large grower and quite thorny; fruit large 
with very few culls, and excellent quality. 


EUREKA — Tree thornless; best quality; an early bearer. 
LISBON— Large, spreading tiee, and quite thorny; a line lemon 
and a great bearer. 

Each Per 100 

1-year buds on 3-year stock, 1 to 2 feet §0 75 $G0 

1-year buds on 1-year stock, 3 to G feet 1 00 $80 

2-year buds on i and 5-year stock, 3 to 5 feet, 

branched 3 00 

Seedling oranges, 2 years old, 3 to i feet .. 75 

20 A. F. Boardman fy Co., Auburn, CaL 

Dormant buds on Florida sour stock — stock 2 and 3 years old 
■with 1 and 2 Rood buds, 50 to 75 cents each ; $40 per 100. 
Sour seedlings, strong, " i to % inch in diameter, $150 per 1,000. 
Sour seedlings, small, % to ?e inch in diameter, $50 per 1,000. 

Japanese Oranges. 

OONSHIU — Fruit medium size, thin skinned, rather handsome and 
said to be of good quality, nearly seedless. The tree being a 
dwarf and a profuse bearer would make it a fine ornament in a 

lawn or door yard. 

CANTON HYBRID— The tree is dwarfish in habit, is a good grower 
and quite ornamental ; is said to be very hardy ; fruit good size, 
sweet, juicy, and nearly seedless. 

PiticEi of Trees (Naked Roots). 

Each Per doz Per 100 

2% to 3 feet $0 60 $7 50 $55 

2 to 2% feet 50 5 50 40 

Camphor Tree. 

The Camphor tree is a rare and beautiful shade and ornamental 
tree. It is a moderately rapid grower. It succeeds well on the 
coast aud in many localities in the interior. Fortunes might be 
made in Camphor plautations. Every family should have one or 
more camphor trees on their grounds. They are not only rare and 
highly ornameutal, but impart a delightful odor, which is very 
healthy. The tree is an evergreen and quite hardy. They can be 
successfully transplanted with naked roots, if well cut back, but our 
quotations are for trees well bagged, 

Each Per 100 

3 years, 3 to 5 feet, well branched $0 75 $60 

3 years, 3 to 4 feet, well branched 60 40 

2 years, 2 to S feet, well branched 40 30 

Large lots at special rates quite low, especially if taken with naked 


Japanese Tea Plants. 

The tea plant can be successfully grown in large portions of this 
Stat?. It is not, as most people suppose, a tender plant, but is 
quite hardy. It will stand much raorefrost and exposure than the 
orange or lemon tree. We think the time is not far distant when 
tea growing will be a prominent industry in California. The soil 
and climate in very many localities seem to be peculiarly adapted 
to its successful cultivation. Especially is this true of our foothill 
regions, at an altitude of from GOO to 1,400 feet above the sea level. 
Every family (in most parts of the State; could grow their own tea 
as easily as they can g.row the common sage plant. 

Prices of plants, 2 and 3 vears, larje bu=hy plants, 40 cents each; 
per 100, $30. 

./. /' Boardman $ Co. Auburn, Cat. 21 


• > ir I mited spaoe will not admit of n f'UI description of every 
shrub or Bower, neither can we give the exact pri •>■ t v each partic- 
ular six" and style oi plant. They vary so much in size, shape, nnd 

condition that a minute description would oconp) h men spice. 

But we can guarantee satisfaction, is' yon will. In ordering artioi 
when- the prices range from one figure to another, simply Rive the 
prloe you wish to pay, and we will send articles to correspond with 
price given. 

A"e do not grow greenhouse plants, but cany them in stock 
during the Belling season, and can furnish anything in that line at 
regular florists' prices. So, we ean fill orders for anything in that 
line, though it mav not be mimed in the catalogue. In the it m of 
roses we can furnish over 100 varieties not named in this catalogue. 


This fruit has baen much neglected simply because we have had 
no g tod vari 'ties. The common pomegranate, grown everywhere, is 
tast less and poor, unlike our flue new varieties. This fruit has a 
great future, for which iu a few years there will be a great demand 
in the East, where the fruit cannot be grown. It can be shipped all 
over the world. Comes into market as fresh fruit in the winter. 
Pomegranates require plenty of water. They do best when grown 
as a bush, not as a tree; if pruned hoavily they bear poorly. We 
offer three fine new varieties at 50 and 75 cents each. 
SPANISH RURi' -New; fruit very flue, large as the largest apple; 

eye very small; skin thick, pale yellow, with crimson cheek; 

meat of the most magnificent crimson color, highly aromatic, and 

very sweet. The Spanish Ruby is a line grower and good bearer; 

fruit is a good shipper; ripens shortly before Christmas. It could 

bo laid down in New York during the holidays. 
PAPER-SHELL— This new variety has very fine qualities; thin 

skin; I he skin separating the pulp is also very thin, like tissue 

paper ; for home consumption this variety is valuable : not good 

to ship; good bearer, but more dwarfish tnan the Spanish Ruby. 
HERMOSILLO— This variety is from Mexico, where it is considered 

one of the finest fruits and the best pomegranate known. 

Bare and Choice Shrubbery. 

Flowering Almond $0 75 : Wigelia Rosea $0 75 

Pyrus Japouica 75 Bottle Bush. 1 00 

Purple Fringe 75 | Golden Dwarf Peach 1 0U 

Rare anil Choice Ornamental Trees. 

Golden Weeping Ash $1 00 

Mountain Ash, hangs full of red berries all winter 1 UO 

Kilmarnock Willow SI 50 to 2 00 

New American Weeping Willow 1 50 

Gravella Robusta, evergreen. 60 cents to 1 00 

UMBRELLA TREE— A most beautiful shaped tree, very handsome ; 
$1 to 2 50 each. 

22 A. F. Bcjardman fy Co., Auburn, Cat. 

Evergreen Trees. 

EUCALYPTUS— Globules ^Blue Gum) in variety, iu pots or bagged 
2K to 10 feet, 20c to $1. Blue gum and other varieties of eucalyp- 
tus, in seed boxes, 3 to 12 inches, SI to S4 per 100. Transplanted 
in boxes so as to cut with balls of earth, 2 to 12 inches. $2 to $S 
per 100. In large quantities, for forest planting at special rates. 

ACACIA — Native of Australia, rapid grower, beautiful foliage, and 
masses of yellow and orange colored flowers: in pots or bagged, 3 
to 5 feet, 30 to 50 cents. 

ACACIA MELONOXELON, or Blackwood Acacia; a very fine, 
hardy kind. 



ACACIA FLORIBUNDA, or Fragrans; long, lace like leaves. 

ACACIA MOLISSIMA, tine, elegant species ; light greenjleaves. 

PEPPER TREES (California Seiiiuu Mollei, 3 to 6 feet, 40e to #1. 

PALAIS, in variety, $1 to $5, as per size and variety. 

CUPRESSUS (Cypress), most popular and very ornamental; per- 
fectly hardy, and thrives well in most localities and soils. 

CUPRESSUS LAWSONIA— (Port Oxford Cedar) very fine ; branches 
curve, like green plumes; 50 cts. to SI. 

CUPRESSUS FUNEBRAS— Elegant, drooping foliage, adapted to- 
planting in cemeteries. 75 cts. to Si. 

CUPRESSUS MACROCARPA— (Monterey Cypress) 20 cts. to $1 

CUPRESSUS PYRAMIDALIS— (Italian Cypress) very erect, close 
pressing branches; 50 cts. to $1. 

PIN US MACROCARPA— (Monterey Pine) 3 to 7 feet, 30 cts. 
to 75 cts. 

ARBOR VIT^E— Golden, beautiful, compact plants, 75 cts, to $2.50. 

SEQUOIA GIGANTEA— (California Mammoth Tree; SI to S2 50. 

LAUREL— English, good plants; 75 to SI. 

MAGNOLIA GRANUIFLORA— 50 cts. to $2.50. 
Evergreen Shrubs. 


Abutilon Chinese Bell-flowers 40 to 75e 

Euonymus, plain, 2 to 3 feet 30 to 75e 

Euonymus, variegated 30 to 75c 

Euonymus, golden 3D to 75c 

Laristjnus 40 to Si 

Myrtle 20 to 75e 

Oleander 30c to $1 

Poligala 50 to 75c 

Privet . , 5 to 25c 

Pittosporu m 50 to 75c 

Veronica 30 to 75e 

English Box 10 to 50c 



Pinks, in variety 30 to 75c 

Lilies ". 25 to 75c 

Chrvsanthemums 37 to 75c 

'ithurn. Ctll. 23 

Fiiehsl i... 

60c t< 

60c to $1 

Tritoraas, In variety 37 to 76c 

Verbenas, per hunch 20 ti 

.■•■r bunch ... 16 JO 

■ts, per bunch 15 to 25o 

rruuipet Bower) -io to si 

Honeysuckle, in variety 50 to 76 

Ivy 35 tn 75c. 

.!. inc. ill variety 36 to 75o 

Number of Trees or riant* on an .tree at Given Distances Apart, 

Number nf Plants. 
Distance, l toot apart each way 43,6uo 

2 " " 1(1,890 

3 " " 1,840 

4 " " 2,722 

5 " " 1,712 

6 " " 1,210 

7 " " 888 

8 " " 080 

9 " " 537 

10 '• •' 135 

12 " " >... 302 

14 " " 222 

" 15 " " 193 

16 " " 176 

18 " '■ 134 

2(1 " " 108 

25 " " 69 

30 " " 48 

35 " " 35 

40 " " 27 

Bulb— Multiply the distance in Feet between Hie rows by the distance theplants 
are vparl in the rows, and the product will be the number of square feet for each plant 
or Mil; which, divided into the number of feet in au acre (,49*580} will gjye the num- 
ber of nlauts or trees tu an acre. 

Timely Suggestions. 
Planting fruit trees is a matter that one cannot afford to delay a 
single season. The purchase of a piano, carriage or any other arti- 
cle of furniture can. with safety, be postponed, as they are to be 
had complete at any time. But trees require several year- to come 
into full bearing, and eaeli year's delay in planting is an actual 
loss. Choice fruit will do more to enhance profits of the farm, add 
to the health, comfort and happiness of the family, beauty and sell- 
ing value to a country home than anything else that can lie ob- 
tained I'm the same outlay. The "Rural New Yorker" says: "If 
you have fruil trees to buy pray be careful to procure the best 
kinds for your soil and .climate, and those true to name. Do not 
run any risk. Yon can better afford to pay one dollar for every 
tree, and know what you get, than five cents and find that you have 
worthless varieties, five or six years hence, when they begin to 
bear. Prepare the land well, also, for their reception; keep the 

24 A. F. Jjorirdmrjrv Sf Co., Auburn. Cal. 

roots covered every minute until the}' are set in their places and 
covered with soil." By all means avoid the tree agent, the vam- 
pires of the country. They will boldly look you in the face and 
with flippant tongue deceive you even more than the worst cf un- 
principled nurserymen, and charge you three times the value of 
good stock in the bargain. 

The "American Agriculturist" says: "By all means purchase of 
reliable nurserymen, that you may be sure of good stock and true 


The "Country Gentleman" says : "Buy your trees of a nursery- 
man who has established his reputation." 

Well known Spring flowering shrubs. 

"WHITE— 25 c. each ; Persian, 35c. ; Poeple, 25c. 

SNOWBALL— An old favorite; 50c. each. 

SYRINGA, or Mock Orange (Philadelphus)— Fine fragrant flowers. 

GRANDIFLORINS— 35c. each. Coronarius, 35c. each. 

SPIREA — SpringandSummer flowering; shrubof great beauty ; 35c. 

RIVESII, or Bridal Wreath— Very flue double flowers, white; 25c. 

JEAN D'AKC— Pure white; everblooming; very good: has super- 
seded common white. 50 cts. each. 

SISTER AGNES — Very large trees; pure; the very best single 
white ; very fine and desirable. 50 to 75 cts. each. 

ROSA FLORA — Almost floriferous variety ; trees dense ; upright 
flowers of brilliant rose ; very fine. 50 to 75 cts. each. 

ROSE FONCE— Flowers very large, color bright; fine. 50 to 75 
cts. each. 

FELIX BORRUET — Very fine oleander ; color clear salmon ; shade 
rose. 50 to 75 cts. each. 

Double Oleanders. 

WHITE (Album Plunum)— Very line, small, white flowers; very 

perfect and sweet scented. 50 cts. each 
ROSE (Common Rose! — This well-known oleander is very floriferous, 

but not very hardy. 50 cts. each. 
SPLENDENS GIGANTEUM— Very bright rose; flowers similar 

to the above, but plant is very hardy. 50 cts. each. 
DE BROM— Color carmine lake; very line and desirable. 50 to 75 

cents each. 


No garden is complete without these fine shrubs; flowering pro- 
fusely all through the season ; flowers very double. 
SCARLET— Largo, scarlet flowers. 25 cts. . 
SCARLET DWARF— Very small. 35 cts. 

MADE LEGRILLE— Yellow and scarlet ; yery fine. 50 cts each. 
WHITE — Flowers cream-white. 25 cts. each. 
LAURESTINUS— Very fine for gardens. $10 per hundred. 

A. F. Buanlmnn $ Co., Auburn, Viil. 26 Jwoni. a ZSBBQUA. 
Au nldi-r variety than Zbiinia, bat equally valuable. L'nves 
strips lengthwise; liny ere-uny white ami bcigh! green. The 
pinnies of the Eulalies moke pretty parlor ornaments. Price, 25 cts. 
to $2.25 per doz 

BEGONIA BADICANS, or Trumpet Flower— A constantly flower- 
ing shrub, with yellow and searlet flowers. 50 cts. eneli. " 


SINENSES — Fust growing climber; flowers lilac. 76 cts. each. 

FLORA PLENA - Double flowering variety of the above. $1 each. 

ALBA— Fine, white. 75 cts. each. 

LOQUAT (Japan Median— This is an ornamental tree, with large, 
evergreen leaves, bearing bunches of yellow fruit, the size of a 
small plum, with a very rich, sugary and vinous flavor when fully 
ripe. Fruit matures in spring. flench. 


ACACIA OF CONSTANTINOPLE-O»e of the very handsomest 
shade and avenue trees of Sonth Europe; One, feathery foliage; 
highly adapted to the warmer parts of California, and unsurpassed 
for grace or beauty. Price 50 cts. 

JCD.E TKEE, or Red Bud— A small tree, with bright, rose-colored 
flowers. Price, 50 cts. 

UMBRELLA LOCUST— This is one of the very finest shade trees; 
grows like an umbrella; needs no pruning. Price, 75 cts: to $1.50 

JUNIPER (Irish)— A compact, pretty tree. Price, $1 each. 

MAGNOLIA GRANDIFLORA— The finest of all American ever- 
green trees. 75 cts. to $5 each. 

PEPPER TREE— A most popular shade and ornamental tree, with 
fine feathery foliage. 25c. to $1 each. 

UMBRELLA TREE — From Japan, one of the finest pines in the 
world. $3 each. 

YEW (Texas)— Europt-an, very fine, green foliage; $1 to $2 each. 

BAMBOOS — The genuine Bamboo should be grown by every 
farmer. The time will came when these great reeds will be found 
a9 useful here as in other countries, where they are considered 
necessities. They should not be confounded with common reeds 
which, by unscrupulous dealers, are sold as Bamboos. 25c. to 

ARBOR VIT^E (.American or White Cedar)— Very hardy. Price, 
$1 each. 

CHINESE (Golden Variegated)— Fine, variegatod yellow. $1 each. 

EVER GOLDEN— Dwarf, very flue, golden color. $1.28 to $2. 

BIG TREE (Sequoia Giganteus)— The largest tree in the world ; very 
handsome, rapid grower. 50c. to $1.. 

MONTEREY — One of the most desirable evergreens; stands prun- 
ing well. 25 to 50c. each. 

CINNAMON — A cinnamon tree from Japan. 50c. to $1. 

EUONYMUS JAPONICUS— Bright green leaves ; very fine ; can 
be trimmed any way desirable. 25 to 75c. each. 


A. F. Boardman §• Co., Auburn, Cal- 

AUREUS— Mottled golden yellow. 25 to 75c. each. 
TRICOLOR— "Very fine variegated. 50 to 75c. each. 
BUTCHELUS— Small leaves, suitable for hedging. 15 to 75 cents 

LAUREL (English) — A fine large evergreen, with large broad glossy 

leaves. $1 each. 
MXRTLE— Beautiful, fragrant foliage ; flowers white. 50 cents 

each; double flowers, $1. 

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We do not cultivate roses in our nurseries, but by constant 
dealing with the largest conservatories in the State, we can furnish 
all the following varieties as follows : Price in pots, 75 cts. to $1 
each ; naked roots, 30 to 50 cts. 

Those marked (C) are climbers; those marked (T) are strongly 

American Beauty.— Deep crim- 

Adam (t'i— Bright carmine pink. 

Agrippine — Brilliant fiery red, 
striped white. 

America (o)— Creamy-yellow.' 

Alphonse Karr(T) — Bright violet- 

Andre Schwaitz (t) — Brilliant, 
glowing crimson. 

Bon Silene (t) — Deep rose color. 

Bougere (t) — Bronze-rose or vio- 

Baron de St. Triviers (t) — Deli- 
cate pale rose. 

Coquette de Lyon (t)— Clear 
canary yellow. 

Comtesse Riza du Pare (t) — 
Bright coppery-rose ; fine. 

Celine Forester (c)— Pale sul- 

Camellia— Pale blush ; very full 
and double. 

Countess of Pembrook (t) — Soft 

Catherine Mermet (t) — Clear, 
shiny pink. 

Camelia Cook (t) — Pure white. 

Clara Carnot (c) — Buff or orange- 

Cherokee (crt— Pure white jsingle ; 

Douglas— Dark cherry-red. 

Duchess de Brabant (t)— Soft 
rosy flesh. 

Duchess of Edinburg (tJ— Deep 

Etoile de Lyon (t)— Brilliant 
chrome yellow. 

Gen. de Tartns— Brilliant crim- 
son, shaded violet-purple. 

Glorie de Dijon (c t) — Rich 

Homer — Light flesh, changing 
to silvery-rose. 

Hon. Geo. Bancroft (t)— Bright 
rosy crimson. 

Isabella Gray-T-Deep golden 

Jean d'Aic-T-Fine coppery yel- 

James Sprunt-c-Deey cherry red 

La Phoenix — Brilliant r*d, shad- 
ed rosy crimson. 

Laurett— Creamy white. 

Louis Phillippe— Rich, dark vel- 
vety crimson. 

Luc.eilus — Dark crimson ma- 

Lamarque-c-Pale creamy yel- 
low, almost white. 

A. F. Iioardmin $ Co., Aidnirn, Cal. 


Had. Oi.-iiuut de St. Mnndrier 
ippery or bull i 

II id Caroline Kuster-o-Beauti- 
ful orange yellow. 

Had. Taloot-r-Fine apricot yel- 

M'dlle Marie Moreau-T-Pale sil- 
i-'-ry white, shaded orlnas in. 

H'dlle Kachel - t - Pure snow 

Ha I. Pauline Liboute— Beauti- 
ful rose. 

Mnlinalson — Rich creamy flesh; 
verv full. 

Mail. L .mbard-T-Deep rosy pink 
fine, Tive. and double. 

Marie Guillott — Pure snow- 
white; verv full aud double. 

Maresehal Neil- c T -Deep gol- 
den yellow. 

Maii" Ducher-T-Rich transpa- 
rent salmon. 

Mad. Az ilia Imbert-T-Rosy buff. 

Mai. Jules Weid man- T -Clear 

Mad. Etienne L3vet — Vivid 
glowing erimson. 

Marie Van Houtte- t -White 
tinged with yellow. 

Nipheins -Pun- snow-white. 
Pap i Qontler -Brilliant crimson., 

changing to pale rose. 
Perle De^ jardlas. Clear canary 


Proald nt T-Soft rosy-crimson. 

Premium d' C'.i.n i'-.siens- T •• 
Bright carmine-rose. 

R tve d' Or-c- Pale orange-yel- 
low or rosy-buff. 

Rubens— Lovely pale yellow, 
tinged fawn. 

Belne Marie Pia — Crimson-rose. 

Reine Olga de Wurtumburg-c- 
rosy flesh. 

Reine Marie Henriette-c-Clear 
cherry red. 

Sunset— Rich tawny shade , of 
saffron and ©range. 

Souv. de Mad. Paruett — Soft- 

Solfaterre-c-Clear sulphury-yel- 

Triumph de Luxemburg— Crim- 

The Bride -New- Pure white ; 
very tine. 

Wm. Francis Bennett -New- 
Rich glowing crimson. 


Adriene Duvivier— Rich velvety- 

Abel Grand— Deep rosy pink. 

Antoiae Moutoti— Clear pink. 

Ampere— Rich purplish red. 

Belle de Normandy — Fine clear 

Beauty of Waltham— Bright red; 
changing to rosy-carmine. 

Beauty of Beeston— Brilliant 
velvety crimson. 

Baron de Bonstetten — Dark red, 
almost black. 

Countess of Offord— Soft rosy 

Charles Lefebre — Brilliant crim- 

Coquet des Blanches— Pure 
white, tinged, pale rose 

Countess des Flanders — Bright 
vinous red. 

Duke of Wellington — Velvety- 

Dr. Garniei — Bright cherry-red. 

Dutchess of Sutherland— Lovely 
pale pink. 

Duke of Teck — Intense crimson. 

Dutchess de Caylus — Deep rich 


Dingee Conard— Brilliant scarlet 

Edward Paynaert — Deep pur- 

Fanny Pitsold— Bright clear 

Francois Olin — Clear cherry-red. 

General Washington — Richcrim- 

Glorie de Rosmond — Rich glow- 
ing scarlet. 

Gen. Jacqueminot— Rich velvety 

Geant des Batailles— mod. Scar- 
lety crimson. 

John Hopper— Brilliant rose 

John Stewart Mill— Bright rosy- 

Jules Margottin — Bright cherry- 

Leopold Premier — Dark rich 

Lady Emily Peel — White, tinged 

La Reine— Clear bright pink. 

Mad. Jules Grevy — A rare shade 
of rosy-salmon. 


A. F. Boardnuin, §■ Co., Auburn, Cal. 

M<kJ. Annie Marie Cote — Blush 

Mad. Thevenot— Rich crimson. 

Mrs. Laing-Soft carmine. 

Michael Strogoff— Bright cherry- 

Marquis of Salisbury — Bright 

Mad. Gabriel Tournier— Deep 

Mad. Alice Dureau— Clear rosy- 

Marquise de Bocella— Bright 
flesh color. 

Mad. George Schwartz — Fine 
lilac-purple and rosy-pink. 

Mad. Gustave Bonnet — White, 
tinged rose. 

Mad. Plantier— Pure snowwhite. 

Mad. Alfred de Rougemont — 
Pure white, tinged flesh. 

Prince of Wales— Bright crimson. 

Princess Louise Victoria — A 
charming rose. 

Perle de Angiers— White, petals 

President Thiers — Bright shin- 

: ing pink. 

Princess Christian — Rosy peach 

Queen Victoria — Pale rose. 
Queen Eleanor — Flowers cupped ; 

very large. 
Robusta — Bright crimson. 
Riohard Laxton — Dark rosy 

Richard Smith — Fine purplish 

Rosy Morn — Fine salmon red. 
Roi d'Espagne — Crimson. 
Souv. de Chas. Sumner — Bright 

Sir Garnet Wolseley — Dazzling 

fiery scarlet. 
Senator Vaisse — Bright, flashing- 
Souv. de Mad. Berthier — Deep 

rosy pink. 
Sir Joseph Paxton— Fine, full and 

Sophie Coquerel — Beautiful, soft 

rosy peach. 
Victor Verdier — Brilliant rosy 



The Moss Rose is a strong, vigorous grower, perfectly hardy, 
and therefore justly 'esteemed as very desirable for out-door cul- 
ture in open ground. 

Glory of Moses— Deep carmine, 
shaded purplish crimson. 

Hortense Vernet — Fine carmine 

Purpurea Rubra— Violet-purple. 
Princess Adelaide — Bright rosy- 
pink. 35c. each ; $3.50 per doz. 



A rare opportunity to get a Choice Collection of 
Fruits for a Family Garden. 

For $5 WC Mill furnish the following: 200 Straw- 
berry plants, 2 best kinds; 30 Blackberry plants, 3 
best kinds; 30 Raspberry plants, 2 best kinds; 15 
Currant plants, 10 English Gooseberry, 12 Grape 
roots, 3 best kinds; 1 bast Early Apple, 1 best Late 
Apple, 1 best Early Peach, 1 English Walnut, 1 New 
Eig, and 1 packet of the new Tree Tomato seed. 



Auburn, Cal.